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Species: Formica altipetens   Wheeler, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica cinerea var. altipetens Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 399 (diagnosis in key) (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Formica cinerea cinerea altipetens Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 523 (w.q.m.); unavailable name.].
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 531.
See also: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 52.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Meadow, 7 times found in Mixed lowland forest, 5 times found in Mixed transition forest, 3 times found in montane meadow, 1 times found in shrub steppe, 2 times found in Montane forest, 2 times found in Willow thicket, 2 times found in Mountain grassland, 2 times found in Foxtail pine forest, 2 times found in alpine vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times under rock, 1 times earth mound nest, 2 times log stage 4, 2 times ground nest, 2 times brush on cliff top, 1 times under wood, 1 times streamside gravel, 1 times sandy roadside, 1 times rotting log, 1 times masonry dome nest, 1 times log stage 5, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 21 - 3307 meters, 1767 meters average

Type specimens:

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